Prime a request

By priming a Dimensions CM request you can create a new request based on the details of an existing Dimensions CM request.

Priming guidelines

To define whether a Dimensions CM request can be primed from another request of the same or a different type, and which attributes to copy to the new request, use the Administration Console > Object Types > Prime Mappings. For details, see Set up the process model.

The new request can be:

  • Created in the same or a different product.

  • A different Dimensions CM request type.

  • Related to the original request.

Guidelines and behaviors:

  • Required privileges: Create Request (REQUEST_CREATE).

  • You need to specify the required request on the General tab's Priming Request field before you select the Attributes tab.

    If you enter or change the Priming Request on the General tab after the Attributes tab has been selected, the Attributes tab is not updated with the attribute values mapped from the new priming request. This is because the details of a particular tab are saved when another tab is clicked, and then restored when returning to that tab.

  • An attribute is only copied if it has been specified in Prime Mapping in the Administration Console for the request types involved. You can change these attributes if needed.

  • The detailed description of the new request is either copied from the detailed description of the priming request or from another attribute, depending on the settings in the Prime Mappings defined in the Administration Console.

  • If an attribute is required, and it has not been specified in the Prime Mapping, you need to enter it on the Attributes tab.

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Prime a request

Prime a request to create a new Dimensions CM request based on an existing one.

To prime a request:

  1. In the web client, open the Requests view.

  2. Display a list of requests by expanding the appropriate node in the navigation pane, for example, Catalog or Inbox.

  3. (Optional) Select the request from which to prime your new request.

  4. On the toolbar, click Prime , and select a request type from the list.

  5. In the Prime Request dialog box, specify the following details:

    Option Description
    Title Enter a title, using up 80 characters. Or leave the default title, which is the same as the title of the priming request.
    Description Enter a description for the request. Or leave the default description, which is the same as the description of the priming request.

    Affected design part(s)

    Enter the specification of a design part affected by this request. If the design part specification contains spaces, enclose the whole ID in quotes ("").

    Or click the browse button and select the design part:

    1. On the first page of the Select Design Part wizard, click Next.

    2. On the second page, for Part Spec, select the design part(s).

    3. Click Finish.

    To be addressed in project

    Enter the name of the project to own the request, or browse to find the project.

    The request is related to the project as Owned.

    Related baselines

    (Optional) Enter the name of one or more baselines, or browse to find them.

    The baselines are related to the request as Affected.

    Related requirements (Optional) Enter the name of one or more requirements to be related to this request, or browse to find them.
    File attachments (Optional) Attach files to the request.
    Priming Request If you have not selected a request from which to prime the new one, enter the request ID, or browse to select the request.
    Relationship to priming request

    Select a relationship between the new request and the original request. The default relationship is Dependent.

    Other options are available only if there is more than one possible relationship.

  6. Select the Attributes tab and check the user-defined attributes copied from the original request.

  7. To create the request, click Submit.

    To save the request as draft, click Submit as Draft. Drafts are not visible to other users.

    Note: You can save a request as draft even if you haven't completed all the required fields.

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